Lawson G. Stone



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conservative) OT criticism as well as evangelical scholars. Some readings are difficult and not always obviously relevant to, say, sermon preparation or youth ministry. Dillard, R. B. and Trempor Longman, An Introduction to the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994. A traditional OT introduction written by two evangelical scholars. An “introduction” to the OT is not a guide to the uninformed, but is a summary of current scholarly opinion about the authorship, date, origins, and composition of each OT book and the issues involved in their interpretation. It follows the book-by-book order of the OT. John Drane. Introducing the Old Testament. Fortress. 2001. Not redundant at all with Dillard-Longman, this book follows the history of Israel chronologically and includes discussions of the material as it fits that pattern. The last chapters are a very nice introduction to the faith of the OT. W. W. Klein, C. L. Blomberg, R. L. Hubbard, Introduction to Biblical Interpreatation. Waco: Word, 1993. Introduces essential issues involved in biblical interpretation and the methods employed with specific types of material. Our assignments skip sections dealing explicitly with the New Testament. Several articles are in electronic form and will be in the Course Conference icon which will appear in your ATS e-mail window during the first 2 days of class. Recommended Bibliographical Resource: Bauer, David. Biblical Resources for Ministry. Wilmore, Revised 2nd Edition, 1995.

Publication Date

January 2003


Asbury Theological Seminary


Testament, Kentucky, Fall, Old, OT520



OT 520 Old Testament Introduction